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Pigging out at Martell’s at the Red Fox: a destination worth the journey

Pigging out at Martell’s at the  Red Fox: a destination worth the journey

Rebecca Flieder

April 24, 2019


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CLUNK! I was afraid we’d lose a tire before we’d ever see a hostess, let alone our meal. I was so hungry. CLUNK! “Turn right in two miles,” said the GPS. CLUNK! Nevermind the fact I was driving a Jeep; I felt that the poor vehicle’s suspension might give out any minute. “Sorry car, sorry...

Paradise on a plate

Rebecca Flieder

April 4, 2019


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It’s a cold and blustery night, the kind of night that rattles window panes and, if you dare to brave it, will stick its prickly thumbs into your eye sockets just to see you suffer. These kinds of nights, the wind howls like a newborn through the cracks of your poorly-weatherproofed doors. You can...

El Toro: a great spot and that’s no bull

El Toro: a great spot and that’s no bull

Magnificent Schmidl

February 21, 2019


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El Toro is a small, family owned Mexican restaurant and bar that prides itself in their quality of food as well as their support of local music. Outside on this February night, it is windy and gray, but inside there are vibrant hues of yellow and cyan on the walls, with tapestries and various artwork...

A purr-fect afternoon

A purr-fect afternoon

Kylie Brown

October 29, 2018


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I found heaven on earth in Montreal, over fall break. After a stressful soul draining first seven weeks back at college, I was desperate for an experience to reignite my faith in humanity and ability to feel true comfort and happiness. Café Chat L’Heureux engulfed me in joy and peace as I walked thro...

I Falafel

I Falafel

Adriana Eldred

September 18, 2018


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Have you ever tasted classic New York falafel fresh off the food truck without leaving Vermont? Then you haven’t gone to Tuesday Night Live (TNL) located on the Johnson Elementary School’s soccer field and ordered from Papa Gyro’s Authentic Greek Food. I’ve been attending TNL since July of...

Burger Barn boasts exceptional quality

Burger Barn boasts exceptional quality

Story and photo by Adriana Eldred

May 10, 2018


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A good hamburger can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, locations, and with different ingredients. Some may argue the best is with an open grill, amongst friends, seated outdoors during the summer time. If you’ve found yourself craving just that, minus the prep work, then Burger Barn is the place...

Ahli Baba: perfect for late night munchies

Ahli Baba: perfect for late night munchies

Kylie Brown

May 10, 2018


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Located on Main Street in Burlington, Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop is the place to be if it’s 2 a.m. and you have a drunken craving for some affordable Mediterranean food. Two steps away from the Flynn Center is this quirky and simple restaurant. The actual dining area seats up to 10 comfortably. If...

A Single Pebble rocks: a wonderful and unimposing gem

A Single Pebble rocks: a wonderful and unimposing gem

Agathe Fredette

April 26, 2018


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All too often, the only option for Chinese food to be found in Vermont is the typical, Americanized, take-out-style Chinese. However, A Single Pebble is a Chinese restaurant that prides itself on bringing authentic and creative Chinese cuisine to the streets of Burlington, Vermont. I have been dining...

Brunchin’ boozy: Honey Road’s take on a classic pastime

Brunchin’ boozy: Honey Road’s take on a classic pastime

Hannah Stearns

March 29, 2018


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There are plenty of places to have brunch, but where in Vermont can you get crab brik benedict, tahini French toast and shakshuka? More importantly, where can you get Mediterranean-inspired food done right? Honey Road restaurant in Burlington delivers Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes on a level...

Pork and Pickle pickins’

Pork and Pickle pickins’

Richard Ahlgrim

September 8, 2016


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Nuzzled between a gluten-free bakery and another small shop in Essex Junction is a delectable new farm-to-table restaurant known as Pork and Pickles BBQ. In June, Chris Simard, former ecological agriculture student at the University of Vermont, created the Pork and Pickle to fill his culinary art desires....

McKee’s offers the comforts of home

McKee’s offers the comforts of home

Travis LeClair

December 17, 2015


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It’s that sweet smell of stale beer when I walk in. It’s that metronome of sports television – count them, 14, 15 boob tubes. It’s that jukebox playing country, or rap, or hair metal, 90’s jams, grunge (whoever’s in control, McKee’s is a haven for all). McKee’s Pub and Grill offers...

Some of the best pie in Vermont

Some of the best pie in Vermont

Travis LeClair

November 3, 2015


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It’s been a tradition for years: climb Mount Philo then stop by the big red pizza barn and grab a Growler. You can’t miss it along route 7, about 10 minutes on the way back to Burlington. Folino’s and Fiddlehead – “Pizza and Beer –” declares the large wood placard on their shared building....

Big Daddy’s brings humor to pizza

Elena Houriet

November 3, 2015


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If you should ever find yourself in downtown Burlington in need of late night nourishment, Big Daddy’s Pizza, located at 177 Church Street is the place to go. Open from 11 a.m.- 2 a.m. seven days a week, with a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere, Big Daddy’s is an excellent choice for affordable...

Cheap food and good fortune

Cheap food and good fortune

Avery Bliss

November 3, 2015


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For some reason, I have a massive love for Americanized Chinese food. In fact, I’ve eaten so much of it over the past four years that I have over 150 fortune cookie slips. If you factor in the average price of a typical combination dinner, I’ve spent roughly $1,050 on food that is terrible for me....

Trattoria Delia serves up an exceptional experience

Trattoria Delia serves up an exceptional experience

Travis LeClair

September 16, 2015


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Located in a magnificently decorated basement in Burlington, Trattoria Delia has been serving authentic cuisine and memorable dining experiences for over 20 years. The Italian restaurant is built with preserved wood from an old sugarhouse; canvas paintings, wicker baskets and bright, engraved platters...

Texas Roadhouse offers dinner and a show

Texas Roadhouse offers dinner and a show

Amanda Carman

May 7, 2015


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Whenever I hear Texas Roadhouse, my stomach starts to rumble. Come hungry because their food is mouthwatering. Texas Roadhouse is famous for its rolls and cinnamon bread, which are meals by themselves. The Texas Roadhouse is a chain restaurant, and while I went to the one in Nashua, New Hampshire,...

Pizza on Main brings New York style to Vermont

Pizza on Main brings New York style to Vermont

Marilyn Tagliavia

March 26, 2015


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When it was announced that Morrisville, Vt. would be getting another pizza place, there were many residents of surrounding areas who gave a collective groan. Did Morrisville really need another pizza place? Out of all of the cuisine possibilities...pizza? After visiting Pizza on Main, located where...

Cold food for your cold cash at Lucky Buffet

Russell Freeman

March 26, 2015


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Everyone’s been there before. It’s noon. Your stomach is rumbling, and there’s no leftovers in the fridge or burgers to thaw, and your buddies want to get lunch. Pulling your wallet from your back pocket you find a lone ten dollar bill. Holding the bill in your hand you stop and think; there’s...

Fine dining, homey atmosphere

Fine dining, homey atmosphere

Russell Freeman

March 11, 2015


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When driving through Jeffersonville, Vermont along route fifteen, it can be quite easy to overlook the small red structure nestled between a convenience store and the Lamoille River, which goes by the name of the Family Table. Though it may not look like much on the outside, consisting of a single small...

Sodexo hosts locavore feast at JSC

Sodexo hosts locavore feast at JSC

Steve Gold

March 11, 2015


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Luscious, succulent, flavorful, exotic, unique, ambitiously creative, exquisitely prepared and delicately presented by highly skilled, exceptionally experienced professional Sodexo chefs, The Vermont First Locavore Culinary Challenge was not an event to be missed. And speaking as a long-time professional...

Good eats, good service = good time

Good eats, good service = good time

Andrew Lotto

February 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

The outside of El Dorado Tavern doesn’t scream Mexican restaurant, and its interior is similiarly understated.  The only Mexican features: a few sombreros and other small south-of-the-border decorations. A welcome touch was a small basket of chips on the table with two little containers of salsa...

Salute, dinero y amor

Salute, dinero y amor

Gabriel Calza-Everett

May 8, 2014


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Homemade food is a wonderful thing. Ever date someone else because their mother was just such a good cook? The thing is, there often isn’t time to cook something fancy during the course of a normal day: work, school, and children get in the way. Also when cooking for others, tastes don’t always match...

Cajun’s Snack Bar bringing Louisianna to the Green Mountains

Cajun’s Snack Bar  bringing Louisianna to the Green Mountains

Kayla Friedrich

May 8, 2014


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As a child, creemee stands and snack bars were a favorite summer destination, and though I have fallen in love with a few during my lifetime including Seb’s Snack Bar in South Hero, Joe’s Snack Bar in Jericho, and The Pine Cone Snack Bar in Richford, nothing beats Cajun’s. With my grandparents’...

Timeless food keeps Henry’s Diner youthfully delicious

Timeless food keeps Henry’s Diner youthfully delicious

Ben Simone

May 8, 2014


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Henry’s Diner is a weird-looking mint-green stucco building with a yellow wood growth jutting out of it. Above this polyp is an old neon red sign that says Henry’s Diner. When I first saw it, I thought there was no possible way that this unattractive building should have a line of 10 people coming...

The Bee’s Knees, as local as dinner gets

The Bee’s Knees, as local as dinner gets

Max Van Wie

April 24, 2014


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Concerned not only for the health of their meals but also for the well being of the world, The Bee’s Knees restaurant in Morrisville, Vt., offers local farm fresh food and local drinks. Opened in 2003, The Bees’ Knees has been a creative way for the Caroli family, owners of the restaurant, to sell...

Bove’s, schmove’s

Bove’s, schmove’s

Ben Simone

April 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

It’s not often I am able to go to Burlington and actually have money to spend on things. So when I do, I have to eat out, and it has to be good. On recommendation, I went to Bove’s. On the outside Bove’s was pretty unremarkable. The neon sign was the only piece distinguishing it as a restaurant,...

Parker Pie cooks up culinary originality

Parker Pie cooks up culinary originality

Gabe Calza-Everett

March 27, 2014


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Warm, gooey cheese, a mozzarella-cheddar blend. Delicious bacon strewn haphazardly across the pie. Sautéed onions. Thinly sliced apples. Liberal amounts of spinach. Finishing it off is an ever-so-subtle drizzle of perfectly diluted maple syrup. Interested? Aptly named The Green Mountain Special, this...

Edelweiss is delicious for you and your best friend

Edelweiss is delicious for you and your best friend

Max Van Wie

March 15, 2014


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In the business since 1994, Edelweiss Bakery and Sandwich Shop, now located at 325 Lower Main Street Johnson, has been providing quality sandwiches and French pastries out of its European styled bakery. After visiting the bakery for a sandwich and pastry it is clear to me that 20 years of operation have...

Mule Bar kicks ass

Mule Bar kicks ass

Travis LeClair

March 15, 2014


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It is common knowledge in Winooski that the Mule Bar is likely to fill up every night. The Mule Bar is a charming and comfortable eatery/bar in Winooski, Vt. The spot is small enough to be called intimate (there are only a handful of wooden tables aside from the bar that can fit around a dozen...

VPB offers a meal worthy of lions

VPB offers a meal worthy of lions

Travis LeClair

February 20, 2014


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The Vermont Pub & Brewery has been a go-to-spot for me for eight years. The Pub’s famous lion statues can be seen from across the street; they should be viewed as inviting creatures, rather than those that will ravage your wallet. After one ascends the wide stairs and enters the restaurant, one ha...

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